Child developement - Families

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  • Child Development: Families
    • What does a family provide?
      • A family is the basic unit of society.
      • - a secure and stable environment, with good roles and appropriate routines.
      • -encouragement and praise, which develops self-esteem and confidence.
      • -love, affection and comfort
      • -commun-ication and socialistaion skills
      • -physical and health care
      • -culture
    • Types of Family
      • Nuclear family
        • parents and child live together and contact with other family members is limited.
      • Extended family
        • Parents and children live with or near relatives. Pratcal and emotion support is easily given
      • Step family
        • when one or both people in a couple have children from a previous relationship. Can be hard to establish new relationships
      • single-parent family
        • Where there is only one parent caring for the child or children
      • Shared care family
        • children live in two households and spend time with both parents. Joint decisions are made about children
      • Adoptive family
        • Where the child llives with parents who aren't their biological parents
      • Looked after children
        • Children who are cared for by the local authority
      • Foster families
        • Where a child lives with a family for temporary amount of time
      • Residental care homes
        • Provide short term care for children, a small group of children are all looked after by the same people
    • Planning a family:
      • What to consider:
        • Are you...
          • Fit and Healthy
          • Too young or Too old
          • Mature enough for the responsiblity
          • Willing to change your lifestyle
        • Do you...
          • Have a stable relationhip
          • Realistic expectations of children
          • Finacial stable and have support and suitable living conditions
      • Why you shouldn't have a baby:
        • To have someone to look after and to love and vice versa
        • To prove your mature or to improve a relationship
        • Peer pressure
    • Roles and structure:
      • Roles are changing
        • Women aren't expected to only look after children and stay at home
        • Men are allowed to take paternity leave for longer than 2 weeks
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      • Structure:
        • Un-married mothers are accepted
        • Divorce laws are easier
        • Better contraception and support and beifits

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